Bureau of Plant Industry

Income-generating Technologies in Horticulture Showcased at Free Seminar

DILIMAN, Quezon City— To encourage more people to venture into farming as a source of healthy food and income for the family, the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) conducted a one-day free seminar on plant propagation and nursery management of horticultural crops.

The first part of the seminar focused on the methods and techniques of plant propagation and effective nursery management as presented by Dr. Danilo Peñira, a retired professor from the Isabela State University. He emphasized the importance of environmental-friendly crop propagation.

Free Seminar Highlights Value-Adding of Mango

Engr. Erlyn Billones of Guimaras National Crop Research, Development, and Production Support Center

DILIMAN, Quezon City—Mango, the third most important fruit crop in the country next to banana and pineapple, has been getting huge market demand for both fresh and processed product.

To help boost this industry, the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) once again highlighted mango in one of its free seminars this year.

Resource persons from the Bureau of Plant Industry-Guimaras National Crop Research, Development, and Production Support Center (BPI-GNCRDPSC) were invited to talk about mango production and processing.

ATI, BPI Partner Up for Communication Skills Training for PhilGAP Inspectors

METRO MANILA, Philippines – To improve the processes related to the certification for Philippine Good Agricultural Practices (PhilGAP), the Bureau of Plant Industry (BPI) partnered with the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) to conduct a training on communication skills for PhilGAP inspectors.

With the title “Back to Basics: Training on Effective Communication Skills for PhilGAP Inspectors”, the activity was held for two batches of 67 PhilGAP inspectors from different agencies, units, and offices under the Department of Agriculture (DA) from different regions nationwide.

ATI Today

Extension services continue to evolve. With the challenges that extension workers and farmers face, the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) continues to explore various strategies to improve its efforts as the extension and training arm of the Department of Agriculture. In over 30 years, the ATI has celebrated various successes and learned from the lessons during hard times. Nonetheless, we are proud to be standing the test of time through the support of our partners and the clientele themselves. This is the ATI Today, more committed to bring you extension services beyond boundaries.

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